Channel 3 emerged from the Southern California hardcore punk explosion of the early 1980s. Fear of Life
, their freshman debut, became instantly popular within the scene after its release in 1982 on Posh Boy Records. Energetic in its approach to themes of political and personal unrest and dissatisfaction, Fear of Life
explores a darker, albeit less ironic and more straight-forward side of idealism than some of its contemporaries, and unleashes this angst over an earnest, hard-driving delivery, creating the terrific synergy of Mike Magrann and Kimm Gardener. One of the more important musical statements of 1982, Drastic is pleased to reissue this hardcore classic.
For fans of Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Agent Orange, T.S.O.L.
Mastered for vinyl by Masterdisk
Contains original insert and bonus insert with never-before-seen photos and a personal note from Mike Magrann and Kimm Gardner
Faithful, updated rendering of original art printed at Stoughton Printing Co.
Limited foil-numbered editions of 500 200-gram black vinyl and 500 150-gram opaque lavender vinyl manufactured for pristine sound at Quality Record Pressings
A1 Out of Control
A3 You Make Me Feel Cheap
A4 Catholic Boy
A6 Fear of Life
B1 Life Goes On
B3 Strength in Numbers
B4 Double Standard Boys
B5 You Lie
B6 I Wanna Know Why